Seeking information on the wife of John CLARK (b. abt 1760) Bildeston, Suffolk, England?

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LDS shows Judith PLATTARD but I can't find any other trace. She would be my sixth great grandmother.

Her daughter Mary (1780-1805) married John ELLIOTT, 28 May 1802 Hadleigh, Suffolk, England.( Original data:  England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. )

 I have five children for Judith & John: Mary, Lucinda, Thomas, Thomas, Rowena - subject to question.
in Genealogy Help by Ann Forrester G2G Crew (430 points)
If Mary Clark and John Elliott married in 1802 and had five children and Mary died in 1805, John would probably have had to bring some of the children to the marriage.
It was Judith and John who had five children, not Mary and John.
The two sons who were named Thomas look to be born about a year apart. Daughter, Priscilla, was christened in 1779 at St Mary, Redgrave, with Botesdale, Suffolk, England. Son, David was christened at the same church on 16 Dec 1782.

John Clark

mentioned in the record of David Clark

Name John Clark
Gender Male
Wife Judith Clark
Son David Clark
Name David Clark
Gender Male
Christening Date 16 Dec 1782
Christening Place Bolesdale, Suffolk, England
Father's Name John Clark
Mother's Name Judith Clark

CITING THIS RECORD

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVG1-9S7 : accessed 27 May 2016), John Clark in entry for David Clark, 16 Dec 1782; citing Suffolk, England, reference P 3; FHL microfilm 887,394.

 

John Clark

mentioned in the record of Priscilla Clark

Name John Clark
Gender Male
Wife Judith
Daughter Priscilla Clark
Name Priscilla Clark
Gender Female
Christening Date 25 Jul 1779
Christening Place St Mary, Redgrave with Botesdale, Suffolk, England
Father's Name John Clark
Mother's Name Judith

CITING THIS RECORD

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNX7-JNR : accessed 27 May 2016), John Clark in entry for Priscilla Clark, 25 Jul 1779; citing Redgrave, Suffolk, England, reference 3; FHL microfilm 1,658,088.

John Clark

mentioned in the record of John Clark and Judith Plattard

Name John Clark
Spouse's Name Judith Plattard
Event Date 21 Feb 1779
Event Place St. Mary, Redgrave With Botesdale, Suffolk, England

CITING THIS RECORD

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNQR-X6N : accessed 27 May 2016), John Clark and Judith Plattard, 21 Feb 1779; citing St. Mary, Redgrave With Botesdale, Suffolk, England, reference 3; FHL microfilm 1,658,088.

thank you for the info on David & Priscilla.
I have since found a record of the marriage citing Bridgham w Roudham, Norwich, NORFOLK but no further luck. Have e-mailed both Norfolk & Suffolk Record Offices to see if they can shed further light. Will let the thread know if I get anywhere.

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John Clark

mentioned in the record of John Clark and Mary Parker

Name John Clark
Birth Date 1760
Age 24
Spouse's Name Mary Parker
Spouse's Birth Date 1760
Spouse's Age 24
Event Date 17 Oct 1784
Event Place York, England

CITING THIS RECORD

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXCF-KBW : accessed 27 May 2016), John Clark and Mary Parker, 17 Oct 1784; citing York, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,469,714.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
But John Clark didn't marry a Mary - John Elliott did. And York is hundreds of miles from Suffolk. Perhaps it's been a long week...
I'm almost certain this is not the same man/wife; Yes, York is a long way from Bildeston, especially in the1700s. I did say the children belonged to John & Judith. What I'm looking for is info on Judith - birth/parents/ etc. but the name PLATTARD doesn't appear anywhere I've searched so far. Can anyone suggest alternative spellings that might fit??
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Search for Judith Platwood on familysearch and you'll see her as mother in four christenings Rowena, Lucinda, Thomas (presumably died), and Thomas. She certainly had a variety of names at christenings.

Judith Norton Clark (Margaret, 1788)
Judith Platwood Clark (Lucinda, 1790)
Judith Norton Platwood (Thomas,1791)
Judith Platwood Clark (Thomas, 1792)
Judith Norton Platwood (Rowena, 1793)
by Matthew Fletcher G2G6 Mach 7 (74.4k points)
edited by Matthew Fletcher
I will try the NORTON and PLATTWOOD variations and see if I come up with anything. thanks
No luck with those variations so far.
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John Clark
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage:    21 February 1779    St. Mary, Redgrave With Botesdale, Suffolk, England    
spouse:    Judith Plattard        

John Clark
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Judith Platwood Clark
child:    Lucinda Clark        

John Clark
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Judith Platwood Clark
child:    Thomas Clark        

John Clarke
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Judith Norton Platwood
child:    Rowena Clarke        

John Clarke
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Judith Norton Platwood
child:    Thomas Clarke        

John Clark
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Judith
child:    Priscilla Clark        

John Clark
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Judith
child:    John Clark        

John Clark
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Judith
child:    David Clark        

John Clark
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Judith
child:    Mary Clark
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
Looks like there were eight children.
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by R W G2G6 Pilot (257k points)
I have been searching for this lady for months now - she appears to have burst into existence only as the wife of John Clarke and mother of his children! I have a record for a female Norton, b Derbyshire 1755 and a Judeth Norton as mother to Reuben Norton (bap 179 7) Wramplingham, SFK, but this date clashes with her children with John Clarke. I have had no luck with Plattwood or Plattard.

It is possible she married twice but I haven't found a record yet under any of the names. so I guess she remains a mystery! for the time being at least

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